21 stories
·
0 followers

Things That Get Under My Skin

1 Comment and 3 Shares

Things That Get Under My Skin

We’ve had some trouble with obnoxious pop-ups displaying on the site. Problem has been resolved. More on that here.

Read the whole story
rmho
2385 days ago
reply
Oulu, Finland
Share this story
Delete
1 public comment
ameel
2393 days ago
reply
This is awesome.
Melbourne, Australia

Beach Closing

9 Comments and 36 Shares
Beach Closing
Read the whole story
rmho
2611 days ago
reply
Oulu, Finland
popular
2612 days ago
reply
Share this story
Delete
9 public comments
nebkor
2608 days ago
reply
fuck yeah pbf.
drspam
2604 days ago
i kind of like his "whenever the fuck i want to, deal with it" schedule.
fxer
2611 days ago
reply
First the pool, now this
Bend, Oregon
dreadhead
2612 days ago
reply
This is great.
Vancouver Island, Canada
mgeraci
2612 days ago
reply
//
New York, NY
glindsey1979
2612 days ago
reply
The Beach closed unexpectedly.
Aurora, IL
Michdevilish
2612 days ago
reply
Puts another spin on it!
Canada
fkxik
2612 days ago
reply
A joke!
Marwood
2612 days ago
reply
I actually snorted.
Preston, Lancashire.
adamgurri
2612 days ago
reply
womp womp
New York, NY

exclusive club

2 Shares
some_day_i_will_be_a_bitter_old_man
Read the whole story
rmho
2639 days ago
reply
Oulu, Finland
Share this story
Delete

The Pace of Modern Life

23 Comments and 64 Shares
'Unfortunately, the notion of marriage which prevails ... at the present time ... regards the institution as simply a convenient arrangement or formal contract ... This disregard of the sanctity of marriage and contempt for its restrictions is one of the most alarming tendencies of the present age.' --John Harvey Kellogg, Ladies' guide in health and disease (1883)
Read the whole story
rmho
2653 days ago
reply
Oulu, Finland
Share this story
Delete
22 public comments
chrisamico
2639 days ago
reply
All of this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.
Boston, MA
oliverzip
2642 days ago
reply
Has twitter wrecked modern communcation?
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
izogi
2651 days ago
reply
Fortunately, as I'm informed, it had all calmed down again by the time of my parents' generation.
antgiant
2651 days ago
reply
"Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things." -- Douglas Adams
Oviedo, Florida
bloodvayne
2650 days ago
Society will be society, what's interesting is how inherently the "nostalgia fallacy" is simply society's self-preservation against seemingly "hostile" undercurrent. Reminds me of this article from Art of Manliness, also a very thorugh read http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/07/12/the-generations-of-men-how-the-cycles-of-history-have-shaped-your-values-your-place-in-the-world-and-your-idea-of-manhood/
stsquad
2651 days ago
reply
Nice commentary on modern commentary.
Cambridge, UK
bscherrer
2652 days ago
reply
@mahea50 Word.
San Diego, California
iridesce
2652 days ago
reply
now let's make one for "damn kids are spoiled and have no respect for their elders these days"
DC
iridesce
2652 days ago
whoops, nevermind, i see you 1906.
rgsunico
2652 days ago
reply
Brilliant.
Quezon City
marcrichter
2651 days ago
tl;dnr :P
redson
2652 days ago
reply
The Golden Age Fallacy in action.
claysmith
2652 days ago
reply
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” — Ecclesiastes 1:9
Escondido, CA
dcwarwick
2652 days ago
reply
And on it goes.
Edmonton, AB, Canada
taddevries
2652 days ago
reply
Get off my internet lawn you free loaders.
mscholes
2652 days ago
reply
The summary is beautiful ;-)
benmurray
2652 days ago
reply
Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. -- Douglas Adams
adamgurri
2652 days ago
reply
the public comments on this comic seem to imply everyone swallows the premise of the letters...I had though Munroe's point was more that we keep hearing the same arguments over and over again in each age.
New York, NY
btomhave
2652 days ago
reply
Those who fail to learn from history... yada yada yada...
Michdevilish
2652 days ago
reply
Definitive proof that human faculties have been dwindling since at least 1871, and show no signs of abating in their sad dwindleMent...
Canada
the7roy
2652 days ago
1871? Try ~360 BCE when Plato wrote, "they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves. The specific which you have discovered is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality."
tfrab
2652 days ago
reply
O tempora, o mores
italy
pdp68
2652 days ago
reply
Nostalgia isn't as good as it used to be.
Belgium
yyota
2652 days ago
reply
Where will it stop?
internetionals
2653 days ago
reply
Nice to see it spelled out to people that "nostalgia" is of all times. And the that troubles of today were often already there earlier, but people just remember them differently.
Netherlands
Ludwig
2652 days ago
Consider the possibility that the authors of these quotes were correct (well, except the divorce and nudity one,) like that Aristotle quote where he bitches about “kids these days,” instead of resigning it to “ah, it was ever thus.”

Deletability - my new favourite mangled word

1 Share
My recent phone conversations with magazine sales menseem to go pretty much the same route.

"Hi! I have some happy news! I'm calling you to offer you this free magazine as a thanks for being our customer! Would you like X or Y?"

"No thanks. I'm not interested in any of those."

"But it's... free!?!"

"Save your money. Use it to make them better 'cos right now I don't want them even for free."

There's enough papery stuff delivered in my mailbox already, so I'm not adding any new stuff unless I actually want it to be there. Yes, I still do subscribe to paper versions of magazines because of the convenience (compact size, enough to read so it's worth carrying them to places, no big loss if they're used in garden games by two-year-olds). However, getting rid of physical objects is a burden, even if the trip to the paper recycler is just a few meters. I still need to actively do something to get rid of the "free" stuff, and suddenly it stops being free. Time is money, etc.

However, if they offered me a sampler PDF directly to my inbox, or a magic code to get 7 days of access to their online site, I might take it. I want my crap to be digital, 'cos I have the tools to deal with them, and I can deal with a larger amount of crap and samplers and ads on my computer than I can physically. The delete button is less than five centimeters from my right pinkie...

The more stuff there is, the more important disposability and deletability become.

Read the whole story
rmho
2668 days ago
reply
Oulu, Finland
Share this story
Delete

alone in my room

1 Comment and 4 Shares
what_a_piece_of_work_is_man
Read the whole story
rmho
2682 days ago
reply
As a mathematician, I can conform this :)
Oulu, Finland
Share this story
Delete
Next Page of Stories